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This section describes the quality level requirement for
Discrete Semiconductors. Use this section to determine the minimal quality level
and/or when assessing a facility.
Discrete Semiconductor manufacturers shall have an
approved Quality System. The facility should be QML-19500 and ISO-9000
certified, as a minimum.
The Military Discrete Semiconductor industry has five quality
level categories for encapsulated parts. They are from lowest to highest
reliability JAN, JANTX, JANTXV, JANFS, and JANS. There are two quality levels
for non-encapsulated parts, being JANHC for military, and JANKC for space. These
parts and their manufacturers are listed in the QML-19500 (Qualified
Manufacturers List for Products Qualified Under Performance Specification
MIL-PRF-19500 for Semiconductor Devices). When designing Discrete Semiconductors
into “severe” environments, QML-19500 parts at the JANTX level (as a minimum)
are required. For “normal” environments, automotive parts certified to QS-9000,
industrial grade parts certified to ISO-9000, and/or QML-19500 parts less than
the JANTX level shall be used, as a minimum.
Non-military consumer parts must adhere to the quality and
reliability level of their respective application and environment. Non-military
part manufacturers, as a minimum, shall be certified to ISO